Ming Unveils Whimsical Second Moonphase Watch: The 37.05 Series 2

What We Know

  • Ming has released its second moonphase watch, the 37.05 Series 2, with a focus on the night sky.
  • The watch retains the same dimensions as its predecessor, with a 38mm case and domed sapphire crystals.
  • The dial features a sunray-brushed anthracite metal dial, a moonphase disk, and star-shaped apertures that light up in the dark.

What We Think

Ming’s latest release, the 37.05 Series 2 Moonphase, showcases the brand’s unique design language with a touch of whimsy. The watch boasts Ming’s signature aesthetic, including a strong case shape and innovative use of light and shadow. While some may find the addition of luminous stars a bit eccentric, it adds a fun and creative element to the watch.

Personally, I appreciate Ming’s attention to detail, such as the radial sunburst finishing that draws attention to the moonphase. However, the star cutouts may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Nevertheless, I have no doubt that the watch will sell out quickly, as Ming’s releases always do. Maybe a touch of whimsy is just what we need in our lives. I may even find myself regretting not owning one once they’re gone.

The Basics

Brand: Ming
Model: 37.05 Series 2

Diameter: 38mm
Thickness: 11.9mm (8.9mm excluding crystals)
Case Material: 316L stainless steel
Dial Color: Sunray brushed anthracite metal
Indexes: Laser-etched sapphire dial with inlaid HyCeram fill
Lume: Yes
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: 20mm lug width goat leather strap by Jean Rosseau Paris, curved bars with quick release, fitted with keeperless ‘flying blade’ buckle

The Movement

Caliber: Modified Sellita 288-1
Functions: Hours, minutes, moonphase, date, quickset moonphase and date
Diameter: 25.6mm
Thickness: 5.65mm
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Winding: Manual
Additional Details: Anthracite skeletonized bridges with contrast rhodium circular brushing, domed sapphire crystals front and rear, with double-sided antireflective coating

Pricing & Availability

Price: CHF 4,950 (50% deposit, balance on delivery)
Availability: One o’clock PM GMT on Tuesday, July 11
Limited Edition: Yes, 500 pieces.

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For more information on Ming and their new 37.05 Series 2, visit the brand’s website.

Hot Take:

Ming’s 37.05 Series 2 Moonphase is a whimsical timepiece that adds a touch of the night sky to your wrist. With its unique design and attention to detail, this watch is sure to captivate fans of the brand. While the luminous stars may not be for everyone, those who appreciate a bit of whimsy will be eager to add this limited edition piece to their collection.